Sacred Heart vs. Mount St. Mary's - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (11-20) at Sacred Heart Pioneers (19-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (William Pitt Center - West Gym)
The Line: Sacred Heart Pioneers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and the Sacred Heart Pioneers meet in college basketball action from William H. Pitt Center on Wednesday.
Mount St. Mary’s comes into this Northeast Conference Tournament at 11-20 so far. Since their last victory over Merrimack, Mount St. Mary’s has fallen in consecutive games to St. Francis PA and Fairleigh Dickinson.
In the loss to Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary’s guard Damian Chong Qui put up 18 points with four assists and three rebounds. Brandon Leftwich added 16 points with three rebounds and three assists for Mount St. Mary’s there as well.
Over on the Sacred Heart side, they’re 19-12 this year. Since their last loss to Merrimack, Sacred Heart has won three straight games over Bryant, St. Francis BK and LIU.
In the win over Long Island, Sacred Heart’s Aaron Clarke led the team on 23 points with three assists and two rebounds. EJ Anosike doubled up on 20 points, six assists and 17 rebounds there, and Jarel Spellman had 17 rebounds with nine points.
Sacred Heart is 5-2-1 ATS in the last eight after a straight-up win and 5-1 ATS in their last six overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Sacred Heart’s last eight Wednesday games and the under is 20-7 in the last 27 overall.
Meanwhile, Mount St. Mary’s is 0-5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 overall. The over is 11-5 in Mount St. Mary’s last 16 overall and 6-2 in their last eight after an ATS loss.
Mount St. Mary’s put up 77 points versus Fairleigh Dickinson (and lost by six), but they’re not really a big offensive team this year. The last time Mount St. Mary’s was over 70 points was back on February 1, and coincidentally enough that was also in a loss to FDU.
As for Sacred Heart, they fell to a feisty Merrimack team recently but other than that they’ve been playing solid ball with 73 or more score in five of their last six games. I can’t find a lot of reasons not to take Sacred Heart here.